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in washington. investigators say early tests on letters sent to president obama and mississippi republican senator roger wicker were positive for ricin. that's a deadly poison. 6,000 times more poisonous, they say, than many other items e% say preliminary tests can be wrong and they're waiting for final results. officials say they intercepted both letters before they got to the white house or the capitol building. mike emanuel is live on the hill there. there are some similarities between the two letters. what are they? >> well, bill, that's right. an fbi operations bulletin obtained by fox reveals similarities. both were postmarked memphis, tennessee on april the 8th. there was some identical wording. and the same signature imkc and i approve this message. at the white house we received this update. >> there was a letter sent to, addressed to the president, that at an off site mail facility wases noticd to have contained a suspicious substance and tests were undertaken. the fbi has the lead in that investigation. >> important to note that both letters did not reach the white house or the
right now, wolf, is a letter addressed to president obama that contained a suspicious substance and that's all that we're being told, was intercepted at an offsite mail processing facility. this is a mail facility run by the secret service where they get all the mail addressed to the white house. and they check it for this very reason, to screen it, to do scientific tests to make sure it's safe to come here. it had a suspicious substance in it, we are told, wolf, by a law enforcement source that there are similarities to the letter sent to senator wicker. what exactly does that mean i've asked my sources, so far, wolf, inconclusive at this point. we do know there were some marks, i guess you could say identifying marks in the wicker letter, a postmark from memphis, tennessee. there was no return sender. we don't know if that nor the message included in the letter to senator wicker if that bears the similarity, but we are being told that there are similarities. so it certainly makes you wonder if it could have been sent from the same person or if they think -- if authorities think it is.
. as president obama has said, the f.b.i. is investigating this as an act of terrorism. and the full force of the federal government will support the response and the investigation. there is no current indication to suggest the attack was indicative of a broader plot but out of caution, we continue to keep in place enhanced security measures, both seen and unseen in coordination with the federal, state and local partners. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> we'll leave this program and go back to the house where they're voting on the first amendment of the cybersecurity bill. h.r. 624. will the gentleman from texas, mr. mar shan, kindly take the chair. -- mr. marchant kindly take the chair. the chair: the house is in the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for the further consideration of h.r. 624 which the clerk will report by title. the clerk: a bill to provide for the sharing of certain cyberthreat intelligence and cyberthreat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurit
. they're going by president obama's play book. when the sequester cuts came in he said the sky will fall. the effects will be absolutely terrible. now the left is trying to back him up. >>gretchen: except it was his idea originally and many people believe he did have the authority if he wanted to to alter some of those cuts and put them in different areas. >>steve: two pennies on the dollar. if they put public safety, you know, at bay for two pennies on the dollar, that is terrible. >> are you trying to tell me we cut two cents on the dollar? actually it's $45 billion worth of cuts this calendar year. that's it. that's very little. are you trying to tell me that those kind of cuts impede our capability to gather intelligence before the boston event, that they affect the jobs markets, affects the overall economy in the last month? look, i'm sorry, i just don't buy it. i think it's reprehensible to politicize an event like this. >>gretchen: would be like on the other side if republicans said this maybe had happened because of president obama's foreign policy with regard to terrorism. that
complement president obama's request and reflect the undisputable fact that statehood won the november referendum. puerto rico stands in a far different place today than it did six months ago. an historic referendum was held. the president responded to the results and congress now has the responsibility to act. those who seek the equality and progress for puerto rico are on the forward march while those who support the same old status quote are in retreat would drive the debate, while they merely react to the debate. and in the end mindful that the arc of history's long bends the justice, i am confident we will prevail. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from california, ms. lee, for ive minutes. ms. lee: thank you, mr. speaker. let me first send my thoughts and prayers to the city of boston, families and friends and all those touched by yesterday's horrific tragedy. an incredible strength on full display in the streets of boston when untold numbers of people, the police, firefighters, volunteers, r
to washington where michelle obama is also talking about the tragedy here in boston and listen to her. >> i want to take a moment to say that our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in boston. my husband con tibs to monitor the situation, and he has directed the full resources of the federal government to assist state and local authorities as they investigate this horrific act. what happened on monday was a reminder that in times of crisis, here in america, we respond with courage and grit and selflessness. that is exactly what we saw from the people of boston and from all those who rushed to the aid, police officers, firefighters, first responders, and our men and women in uniform. that is the spirit of boston but it is also the spirit of this country. >> you know, the first lady is speaking something that is felt so deeply here. we have word today, more good news, a hundred of the 180 people injured here have been released from the hospital. that is a direct testament to the phenomenal efforts by volunteers and medical professionals on the scene and triage followup. that was beautiful at th
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